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The bank also manages to earn a higher net interest margin than peers, even in this difficult environment of persistent low interest rates.

Bank Net Interest Margin (Q1 2016)
U.S. Bancorp 3.08%
Wells Fargo 2.90%
Bank of America 2.31%
Citigroup 2.92%

U.S. Bancorp delivers strong profitability while continuing to grow at an impressive pace. During the first quarter of 2016, the bank's loan portfolio grew by 5.8% year over year, including 10.2% growth in commercial lending, and deposits grew by 6.3%.

In a nutshell, it's tough to match U.S. Bancorp's combination of safety, profitability, and growth potential elsewhere in the banking industry.

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